Topic: tanning beds

Australia Wisely Outlaws Tanning Beds

Australia Wisely Outlaws Tanning Beds

Australia’s melanoma rates are the highest in the world, with 1,200 deaths a year. Round after round of public health campaigns have urged locals to use sunscreen, wear hats and avoid sun during the hottest parts of the day. Now, the country’s most populous state–New South Wales, home of Sydney and the whole of the Capital Territory–has taken the campaigns a step further and banned the use of tanning beds. More »

California Becomes First State To Ban Teenagers From Tanning Beds (But What Will Courtney Stodden Do?!)

California Becomes First State To Ban Teenagers From Tanning Beds (But What Will Courtney Stodden Do?!)

Popular wisdom associates tans with health and wellness and glamour, as opposed to, say, melanoma. No matter how much we learn about the dangers of sun exposure, the importance of sunscreen and how indoor tanning can be a death sentence for some, a lot of people still think tan = beautiful. Teenagers who want a sunny glow without going outside, however, will now have to wait. More »